Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Italian by Lynne Lawner. Spaziani seizes on the objects of everyday life and slyly transforms them. She has learned Montale's art of the difficult and the obscure, as well as Mallarme's techniques of control: a restricted vocabulary, short lines, compact forms, recurrent events, mysteries carefully wrapped and then partially unwrapped, but never fully exposed. The emotions as well remain under control, yet at times convey a chilling exaltation.